LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - While tour is canceled, the Green Bay Packers are stepping up to help out a local charitable organization.
The team announced that their annual Packers Tailgate Tour is canceled in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Packers players and team President/CEO Mark Murphy were scheduled to visit La Crosse on May 15.
“We are very disappointed to have to cancel this year’s Tailgate Tour,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in a statement. “While we realize this is the most responsible path forward, we are saddened to miss the opportunity to greet fans throughout the state of Wisconsin. We are grateful for our fans’ understanding and patience as we navigate this difficult time and make tough choices to prioritize health and safety. As our communities weather the coronavirus outbreak, our thoughts are with our fans around the world who are grappling with illness, uncertainty and disruptions to their daily lives and routine.”
Proceeds from the tour stop were going to support Habitat for Humanity-La Crosse area.
Instead, the team is contributing $25,000 to the organization.
People who already purchased tickets can go to this website soon to get details on a refund.